SAAM welcomes donations of aviation historical artifacts, memorabilia, books and periodicals of all kinds that meet the criteria of our collection policy. Broadly, the policy requires the donor to own the donated item free of encumbrances and, particularly for a significant artifact, for it to have clearly established provenance. If you are considering such a donation, we recommend that you drop by the Museum or contact us at 8240 1230 or email@example.com to discuss it with us.
The Museum of course also welcomes donations in cash. We are largely dependent on visitor revenue for the Museum's operating and development costs with only limited opportunities for government grant funding. We have a collection box located in Hangar 1 for cash donations, but the Museum is an endorsed deductible gift recipient, so if you want to receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donation, please either donate at the reception desk or by post to PO Box 150 PORT ADELAIDE SA 5015.
In order to make provision for the Museum's longer-term needs, particularly but not limited to capital and infrastructure requirements, we have set up the South Australian Aviation Museum Foundation to accept tax deductible donations as well.
Donating to the Foundation rather than directly to the Museum results in your donation being prudently invested, overseen by an experienced board of directors, in growth funds to ensure the Museum can maintain its long-term viability.
You can learn more about the Foundation's structure, mission, vision and goals, and how to donate, on the Foundation's website click here.